Led by LEIMAY artistic Director Ximena Garnica and company member Andrea Jones. This is a donation based drop-in class and accessible to everyone. No dance or movement training necessary. This is not a performance oriented class. LEIMAY has been investigating and exploring a variety of exercises which aid in the conditioning of a loose and fluid body. This work can help to relive tension and relax tired muscles. If you spend lots of time in front of a computer, or if you are feeling stiff, or if you want to try a very gentle and soft approach to body conditioning, these classes might be for you! Through these exercises participants gain the opportunity to investigate the following principles: awareness of consciousness, gravity and internal rhythm, strength and body fluidity, internal openness and energy flow.
Dates: Wednesday Nights: Feb 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6
Times: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
PRICE: Classes are donation based, please contribute what you can, nobody will be keeping track of individual donations. But if you are in a position to donate it will be greatly appreciated. Yet online registration is required and you can do so in advance using the widget below or upon arrival.
Please note: In the “NOTES” section in Paypal, please write which date you plan to attend.
Ximena Garnica is a Colombian born interdisciplinary choreographer, director and artist based in New York. She received a B.A. in theater arts with a minor in multimedia studies from the City College of New York. In 2006 she graduated from Akira Kasai’s Tenshikan Dance Institute in Tokyo. Ximena is active as a curator and producer. She has been awarded with the 2010 Bessie Schonberg Individual Choreographers Residency at the Yard and has been recognized with the prestigious Van Lier Fellowship for young Hispanic directors in New York. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally in Japan, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Mexico and Colombia. Currently she teaches at P.H.T.S, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama. Other teaching credits included master classes and lectures at Denison University, Skidmore College, DeSales University, Muhlenberg College and the Academia Superior de Artes de Bogota. She lives in Brooklyn and leads ongoing training in dance and performance at CAVE.
Andrea Jones, a native of northern Virginia, began her professional dance training at the Russell School of Ballet, under the direction of Thomas and Ilona Russell. Andrea has also studied at the Virginia School of the Arts, American Ballet Theater, the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Boston Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She graduated from George Mason University in 2008 with two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one in dance and the other in English with a concentration in comparative literature. Andrea has choreographed works for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, Wilson College, George Mason University, and the Fairfax Ballet. As a dancer, she has worked with choreographers such as Scott Rink, Susan Shields and Adriane Fang. She spent the last three years performing as a company member of Naganuma. Andrea joined LEIMAY in Winter 2012 and has contributed to the development of LEIMAY Ludus Training.